water spaniel


water spaniel
noun
any dog of two large curly-coated breeds used for hunting waterfowl
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Hypernyms: ↑spaniel

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noun
: a rather large spaniel that has a heavy curly coat and is adapted especially for retrieving waterfowl — see irish water spaniel

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either of two breeds of spaniels, used for retrieving waterfowl. Cf. American water spaniel, Irish water spaniel.
[1560-70]

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(Irish) water spaniel
A (liver-coloured) spaniel for retrieving water fowl
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Main Entry:spaniel
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water spaniel noun
A spaniel bred to retrieve waterfowl, the Irish water spaniel having a liver-coloured coat
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Main Entry:water

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water spaniel,
a large spaniel with a heavy, curly coat, often trained to swim out for wild birds, such as ducks or geese, that have been shot down by hunters.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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